After surviving the flight, the first thing many people want to do is check into their hotel and get some sleep. But what if you enter the lobby, exhausted and jetlagged, only to wince as your ears are assaulted by the sound of high-pitched squeals?
Kid-free hotels are becoming more and more popular, as many travelers insist on having some space from the little darlings. After all, many hotels cater almost exclusively to those with kids, offering stay-free and eat-free deals to entice families to stay. Shouldn’t those looking for a quiet, relaxing experience be catered to as well?
Wherever you travel, you’ll be sure to find a hotel that caters exclusively to adults.
Visiting Australia? Head to the beach and stay at Qualia. This exclusive, luxurious property has a focus on Australian cuisine, with an emphasis on seafood, and one of the best spas in Australia.
Lizard Island is also popular in Australia, and with just one resort on the island it’s a private retreat. Located in the Northern Great Barrier Reef, this is some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving around. Perfect for honeymooners, or those just looking to get away from it all, they offer a range of excursions to help you explore the island and surrounding reef.
If you’re getting off the beaten path, why not visit the Premier Romance Boutique Hotel and Spa in Egypt? Here you’ll find pristine and unspoiled beaches and a hotel that looks more like an Arabian palace. The hotel offers all-inclusive rates, so you can pay for your food and room upfront, and you won’t have to open your wallet while you’re trying to relax.
Europe has lagged behind the kid-free hotel trend, but is now starting to get onboard. Check out Hotel Colón Guanahaní in, Spain, a colonial-style hotel that’s also good value for money. This four-star hotel is a calm, quiet retreat, so you can enjoy a kid-free experience without breaking the bank.
For a more luxurious choice in Europe, try the very exclusive On the Rocks in Santorini. With incredible views of the only inhabited volcano crater in the world, this is a hotel with a difference. Have a cocktail in the pool while you watch the sunset, and make sure you stop by the spa for some pampering.
If you’re traveling domestically try the Kenwood Inn and Spa in California, which has only twenty-nine rooms for a causal, intimate feel. This Mediterranean-style villa has a minimum age of eighteen, and features three courtyards, each with its own pool.
Always check that the hotel is actually exclusively for adults. While one website or travel agency may describe it as adults-only, another may allow bookings from families.
Have you stayed at a kid-free hotel? How was your experience?